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Cheesecake is a quick dessert that allows for a great deal of creativity when creating creamy fillings. We assure you that there are precisely as many cheesecake recipes as there are ideas for different fillings and flavor combinations! So the range is endless; you only need a few essential ingredients and a lot of creativity.
When was the first cheesecake made?
Can you believe it when we tell you that the Ancient Greeks invented the first cheesecake 4000 years ago? They smoothed pieces of fresh cheese with flour and honey to form a cheesecake, then baked on a clay grid. Because it provided an excellent energy source, cheesecake was served to the competitors at the first Olympic Games in 776 BC.
It was popular with top athletes and at weddings, where it was offered as a wedding dessert! Why is cheesecake so famous? Nowadays, cheesecake is widely used worldwide by prestigious pastry chefs and hobbyists. One of the reasons for this light dessert's widespread popularity is that it is relatively easy to prepare, as baking is not always necessary. Many cheesecake recipes can be realized without baking at all.
The cheesecake dessert is chilled in the fridge, and the base must be well prepared: it is usually made up of a combination of butter and crumbled biscuits, and the mixture is pressed into the bottom of the dish to create a biscuit base. Next, we prepare the fillings, which in the case of cheesecake desserts, are cream cheese, sugar, and whipped cream. Fruit or chocolate toppings add an extra layer of richness. Chill the cheesecake after spreading the mixture over the biscuit base until it has set.
Fillings and spreads for the best cheesecake.
For the filling, you can also use the BAM Cheesecake Filling Mix, which is perfect for making cheesecake confectionery at home. It creates a fluffy cheesecake cream without baking and is very easy to prepare, simply mixing the mixture with water and whipped cream. The cheesecake filling goes perfectly with hazelnut, pistachio spread, or strawberry topping and can be topped with fresh fruit or compote.
Suppose you are more inclined toward chocolate desserts. In that case, you can also fill the cheesecake with different chocolate flavors (see the recipe for White Chocolate Cheesecake or the recipe for White Chocolate Cheesecake With Roasted Hazelnuts). Add melted White Chocolate or Milk Chocolate to the filling and sprinkle with Strawberry Chocolate Drops.
Let your imagination run wild.
Cheesecake in its many forms was also seen today on Masterchef, where the contestants were challenged to create elaborate cheesecake desserts. Let the Masterchef recipes inspire you to create new flavors in your home kitchen and get creative with your fillings!
Cheesecake recipe ideas
Although the dessert has a universal name, it has almost unlimited recipes. You can combine salty-sweet flavors, add caramel, fruit, nuts, or chocolate, and play with different flavors to your heart's content. Here are some "top" cheesecake recipe ideas you can try even when you don't have all day, as the cheesecake dessert recipes are quick and easy to prepare.
One of the most popular cheesecake desserts, the No-bake White Chocolate Cheesecake With Passion Fruit is a cute dessert suitable for all chocolate lovers who love light but rich chocolate flavors! Use Oreo biscuits to make the biscuit base, or use them in the custard if you like - this will give the filling an even more chocolatey flavor. It can be made without baking, or you can bake the biscuit base in the oven for about ten minutes at 180°C before filling it with the custard. From our experience, this step is unnecessary, as the Oreo cookie base is still firm and firm without baking. Just firm it well with a fork against the baking tray before you start filling. For the cream filling, use cream cheese, which needs to be softened to room temperature before use to make the cheesecake cream smoother, and doesn't forget the icing sugar, which will add a fluffy texture to the cream. BAM, Bourbon Vanilla Paste brings the flavors together even more. Alcohol-free and made from Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract, it offers a rich vanilla flavor, with vanilla seeds that enhance the taste and make the cheesecake cream look attractive. The result is a fluffy, creamy cheesecake that melts in your mouth!
Cheesecake in a jar
Cheesecake in a jar is a dessert ideal for family celebrations or gatherings with friends. Quick and easy to prepare, it can be easily made for many people (ensure you don't run out of jars). Baking a Cheesecake in a Jar dessert is completely simple, taking about 30 minutes. All it takes is a few cute jars and fiddling in the kitchen. Add sour cream to the cheesecake-in-a-jar recipe for a full flavor. You only need two tablespoons, which will be a great addition to the dessert, as the sour cream helps to give the filling a soft, creamy texture.
Who doesn't like strawberries? One of the most requested variations of the cheesecake dessert is, without a doubt, the strawberry cheesecake. We use a stunning BAM Strawberry Topping containing at least 70% strawberries for the filling. The topping will bring out the fresh spring flavor of fresh strawberries and make the dessert even lighter. This product is gluten-free, so you can use it even if you are gluten intolerant. This simple strawberry cheesecake can be further enhanced with fresh strawberries, which can be used to decorate the cake.
Another recipe to brighten up hot days. Lemons are the perfect counterbalance to the sweet taste, as their acidity takes the cheesecake to a new level of freshness. It is adorable on summer days when we crave refreshments the most. This dessert does not need to be baked either; serving it chilled is essential. Guests will love the lightness and freshness of the creamy flavors combined with lemon.
This cheesecake recipe is perfect for those who find desserts too sweet too quickly. Raspberry Cheesecake is creamy, not too sweet, and very light. The raspberries balance the sweet/sour ratio and add that all-important freshness that every good spring dessert needs. For an even better result, do not cover the dessert in the fridge; you do not want condensation to soften the biscuit base. This way, we'll get the right crunch, and our raspberry cheesecake will be perfect!
Vegan desserts are on the rise, and it's not just vegans who like them. Vegan cheesecake is also easy to make. Instead of biscuits and dairy, use nuts and coconut milk. Use nuts for the biscuit base to ensure it is firm and dates for the sweet taste. For the custard, use whole cashew nuts or butter; for the center, use coconut whipping cream or canned coconut milk. Both provide a delicious creamy taste. The filling is garnished with fresh fruit and sprinkled with coconut for a beautiful decoration or refreshing BAM Mango Topping. This vegan cheesecake recipe is a smart choice for many guests unsure whether they eat dairy, as it's the easiest way to ensure that everyone invited will enjoy the divine flavors of the cheesecake dessert!
Japanese cheesecake is the perfect combination of cream cheese and airy soufflé. The recipe for Japanese cheesecake, which contains just three ingredients to make a dessert, went viral a few years ago. Japanese YouTuber Ochikeron was impressed with her cheesecake recipe, a textured cross between a cake and a fluffy soufflé. It consists of white chocolate, cream cheese, and eggs.
New York Cheesecake
New York cheesecake is one of the most popular desserts among Americans. The New York cheesecake is a delicious calorie bomb of flavors whose popularity has spread across the continent to become one of the most popular versions of cheesecake in Europe and the rest of the world. Cream cheese, mixed with eggs and sour cream, makes a soft, delicious custard that is very smooth in texture. The finished dessert is then topped with chocolate or fruit toppings to taste and served chilled.
The idea for children's cheesecake cakes
An excellent idea for a child's birthday is the Kinder Bueno cheesecake cake, which is extremely simple to prepare and tastes divine. You can add BAM Hazelnut Spread to the Kinder Bueno cheesecake cake cream with just the right combination of cane sugar, creamy milk, and hazelnuts. The combination creates a complete and delicious hazelnut spread that, after the first spoonful, reminds you of the taste of the famous Kinder Bueno chocolates. Children and parents will love it, too, as the dessert is ready in no time, without much packing!
Did you know that you can make different variations of the classic cheesecake? Simple cheesecake cubes will serve an irresistibly creamy flavor, enhanced by the fresh taste of strawberries. It's straightforward to prepare, and the best thing is that this type of dessert doesn't need baking. It is ideal for a playful ''one-bite'' dessert at a spring picnic, event, or celebration. BAM Sour Cherry Topping is a fruit preparation that provides an enticingly aromatic flavor thanks to its high content of accurate strawberries.*Additional tip: Sour Cherry Topping can also be used as a topping for pancakes, to brighten up the taste of plain yogurt, or as a topping after other creamy desserts!
Cheesecake is a universal dessert.
Finally, let's reveal where cheesecake is most popular these days. Cheesecake is the favorite dessert in America and neighboring Austria, but Swedes, Germans, Spaniards, French, and Japanese also love it.